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Stop your legal attacks on nonprofit LGBT community event

I am deeply dismayed that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has specifically targeted the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered awards ceremony, the “Glammy Awards”, with relentless legal attacks. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has already blocked the transgendered creator and sole organizer Cherry Jubillee from trademarking the name that she has been using over the past 14 years to honor the New York City LGBT Nightlife community. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences claims any confusion between the small local New York City LGBT nonprofit event “Glammy Awards” and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences huge multi-million dollar “Grammys” corporate event would “damage” their mark.

I find it disturbing that it wasn’t enough for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to succeed in putting the legally defenseless creator through a two year battle for the trademark and block it. Now they continue legal threats to sue the creator for future use of the name she has worked so hard to make a highly recognized and respected name in honoring the LGBT community. I believe it is unacceptable that the LGBT community still must contend with the ever present bigotry and bullying in todays society.

I find the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences actions completely contrary to the work their corporation seems to pride themselves on. With such admirable charities like ‘MusiCares’ that focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community, I would think the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences could adopt that same sensitivity to other communities as well. Unfortunately their actions forcing the elimination of the name of a beloved and highly anticipated annual celebration of the LGBT Nightlife community has changed my perception of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Grammys for the worse.

I urge the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to stop your legal attacks on the New York City LGBT Nightlife community and allow them the use of “Glammy Awards”, so that the New York City LGBT Nightlife community may continue to use the name that has garnered the event hard earned recognition and respect.


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National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Grammy Awards
I just signed the following petition addressed to: National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Grammy Awards.

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Stop your legal attacks on nonprofit LGBT community event

I am deeply dismayed that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has specifically targeted the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered awards ceremony, the “Glammy Awards”, with relentless legal attacks. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has already blocked the transgendered creator and sole organizer Cherry Jubillee from trademarking the name that she has been using over the past 14 years to honor the New York City LGBT Nightlife community. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences claims any confusion between the small local New York City LGBT nonprofit event “Glammy Awards” and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences huge multi-million dollar “Grammys” corporate event would “damage” their mark.

I find it disturbing that it wasn’t enough for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to succeed in putting the legally defenseless creator through a two year battle for the trademark and block it. Now they continue legal threats to sue the creator for future use of the name she has worked so hard to make a highly recognized and respected name in honoring the LGBT community. I believe it is unacceptable that the LGBT community still must contend with the ever present bigotry and bullying in todays society.

I find the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences actions completely contrary to the work their corporation seems to pride themselves on. With such admirable charities like ‘MusiCares’ that focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community, I would think the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences could adopt that same sensitivity to other communities as well. Unfortunately their actions forcing the elimination of the name of a beloved and highly anticipated annual celebration of the LGBT Nightlife community has changed my perception of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Grammys for the worse.

I urge the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to stop your legal attacks on the New York City LGBT Nightlife community and allow them the use of “Glammy Awards”, so that the New York City LGBT Nightlife community may continue to use the name that has garnered the event hard earned recognition and respect.

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Sincerely,